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Students take part in first archery tournament

11.20.18 | News, School

    Trinity hosted its first-ever archery tournament on Monday, Nov. 19. The top 30 marksmen from fifth through eighth grade aimed their sights on the school's top spot.

    Eighth grader Dylan H. earned the title. He won after a tie-breaker against classmate Ben H. Benji A. took third place. 

    The fifth through eighth graders have been working on their archery skills during physical education for several week. 

    Trinity started the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) in the 2016-17 school year with borrowed equipment. The students responded well to the opportunity to learn the discipline of archery, so Trinity has secured its own equipment.

    The equipment was purchased through grants secured by Jen Punturiere, Trinity’s P.E. teacher, from various organizations combined with a grant from Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and school fundraising efforts.

    As part of the event, parents learned about the process students experienced to  shoot safely.

    "While safety is always a top priority, students learn more than how to be safe with a bow and arrow. Students learn focus, self-control, discipline, patience, and other life lessons like overcoming challenges, handling disappointment, following a process to success, and building others up with positivity. While all those things are being taught, students are having fun learning a new skill," said Principal Julian Petzold. 

    To see more pictures from the event, check out our Facebook photo album.